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HTMLOregon ‘Ban the Box’ Legislation Effective, Next is Even Tougher Portland Ordinance
Heidi Guettler; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 15, 2016, previously published on January 6, 2016
Oregon law restricting employers from inquiring about a job applicant’s criminal background during the initial stages of the application process (i.e., before a job interview) went into effect on January 1, 2016. Beginning July 1, 2016, the City of Portland will take ban-the-box restrictions...

 

HTMLGovernor of Puerto Rico Signs Bill to Expand Paid Sick Leave Use
Sara E. Colón-Acevedo; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 15, 2016, previously published on January 6, 2016
The New Year began with the Governor of Puerto Rico’s approval of an amendment, House Bill 695, to the Commonwealth’s paid sick leave law that expands the circumstances under which non-exempt employees can use paid sick leave. The stated intent is to improve the working conditions of...

 

HTMLFeds Launch Initiative to Toughen Penalties for Worker Safety Violations
Avidan Meyerstein; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 14, 2016, previously published on January 7, 2016
In a new enforcement effort involving the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the federal government is launching an initiative aimed at putting more bite into penalties for alleged worker safety violations.

 

HTMLOSHA Sends Respirable Crystalline Silica Rule to OMB for Final Review
Henry Chajet, Bradford T. Hammock; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 14, 2016, previously published on January 7, 2016
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has sent its comprehensive rule governing worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget for final review.

 

HTMLWhy Employers Need to Update Their Workplace Drug and Alcohol Policies in 2016
Kathryn J. Russo; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 14, 2016, previously published on January 7, 2016
The beginning of a new year is a good time for employers to review their workplace policies to assess what changes are necessary. Employers that conduct drug and alcohol testing should consider updating their substance abuse testing policies now, particularly if they have not done so in several...

 

HTMLU.S. Supreme Court Rejects California Limitation on Arbitration Agreements with Class Action Waivers
Mark S. Askanas, James A. McKenna; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 11, 2016, previously published on December 23, 2015
Despite recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions strongly upholding the enforceability of class action waivers in arbitration agreements, opposition to class action waivers on both the political and legal fronts persists, especially in California. As interpreted by California courts, the state’s...

 

HTMLHospitals, Medical Providers Come under Scrutiny for Potentially Discriminatory Ads
Lucrecia M. Davis, Minnie Fu, Raazia K. Hall, Michael H. Neifach, Amy L. Peck; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 11, 2016, previously published on January 5, 2016
The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) has been notifying hospitals and medical providers by letter that their advertisements placed through the Centralized Application Service for Podiatric Residencies...

 

HTMLJudge Strikes Down Pittsburgh Paid Sick Days Act
Sheri L. Giger, Bethany Swaton Wagner; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 7, 2016, previously published on December 23, 2015
The Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County has invalidated the Pittsburgh Paid Sick Days Act (“PSDA”), the ordinance requiring all employers of employees within the Pittsburgh city limits to provide paid sick leave to all full- and part-time employees.

 

HTMLLabor Relations Issues to Watch for in 2016
Howard M. Bloom, Philip B. Rosen; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 5, 2016, previously published on December 21, 2015
In 2015, the National Labor Relations Board has given us the “quickie” election rule, Browning-Ferris Industries of California (greatly expanding instances where joint employer relationship exists), Northwestern University (declining to determine whether college football players who...

 

HTMLNew Jersey Issues New Ban-the-Box Regulations
Beth L. Braddock, Susan M. Corcoran, James M. McDonnell; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 5, 2016, previously published on December 21, 2015
The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) has adopted regulations for the Opportunity to Compete Act, the state Ban-the-Box Law, clarifying many questions, including the Act’s impact on businesses with multistate operations.

 


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